Windows 10: Optimization display oddity

  1.    04 Nov 2017 #1

    Optimization display oddity


    In the optimization tool the last item lists a hard drive that is 13% fragmented. There is no such drive, and none is shown in the Disk Management display. The two drives in use are C and D - a hard drive - and J and system reserved - an SSD.

    Neither analyzing nor optimizing has any effect, but for a brief flash, on this phantom hard drive. What is it?
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  2. Posts : 5,485
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       04 Nov 2017 #2

    borgus said: View Post
    In the optimization tool the last item lists a hard drive that is 13% fragmented. There is no such drive, and none is shown in the Disk Management display ... What is it?
    That would be a Recovery drive. Doesn't disk management show you have one?
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  3. Posts : 2,315
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       05 Nov 2017 #3

    You don't really need to optimise those hidden system partitions and you can configure Optimise & Defragment to ignore them.
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  4.    05 Nov 2017 #4

    Steve C said: View Post
    You don't really need to optimise those hidden system partitions and you can configure Optimise & Defragment to ignore them.
    Win 7 and 10 are on separate drives. Vaguely recall that ten's recovery partition was wiped out during a clean install some years back, but updates since may have restored it.

    As mentioned, Disk Management lists what's shown above - minus the phantom - when accessed from either O/S.

    That said, the laptop has the same 'phantom' though it shows 0 defragmentation and "never run."
    So, apparently, the entry isn't unique, though the desktop reports 13% that cannot be defragged.
    Last edited by borgus; 05 Nov 2017 at 05:58.
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  5. Posts : 320
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Nov 2017 #5

    Id be curious to see what comes up in GParted - a Linux based live system for working with disks and partitions - about that seemingly phantom volume. Download it here and set it up per the instructions. See what info it has to give on that, if you can access it and see whats on it.
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  6.    06 Nov 2017 #6

    Yes,, a curiosity, but considering that this is seen on both the laptop and the desktop it's apparently normal and not worth lengthy pursuit.

    Thanks.
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  7. Posts : 5,485
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       07 Nov 2017 #7

    borgus said: View Post
    Yes,, a curiosity, but considering that this is seen on both the laptop and the desktop it's apparently normal and not worth lengthy pursuit.
    If it bugs you, you can just give it a label. See this thread on the same subject...
    DRIVE ? in disk defragmented after clean install
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